Carnegie Medal Presentation to Carnegie Hero Nicholas Anderson

Carnegie Hero Nicholas Anderson

During a June 11, 2019 San Francisco Supervisors’ meeting, Carnegie Hero Nicholas Anderson, center, received the Carnegie Medal from San Francisco Supervisor Gordon Mar, right. Anderson was accompanied by his girlfriend, Tracy Spears, left, who witnessed his heroic actions.

Anderson, 45, operations manager, of San Francisco, removed five people from a burning pickup truck on May 26, 2017, after an accident in Willits, Calif. With another man’s help, Anderson pried open one of the truck’s rear doors. He then freed a 7-year-old boy from his seat and removed a 22-month-old girl from her safety seat. Moving to the truck’s rear, Anderson reached through the window of the covered bed and lowered an injured man to the road. Anderson re-entered the truck twice more to remove two women before flames engulfed the truck.

“On behalf of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, I am truly honored to recognize Nick Anderson for his courageous and quick-thinking actions that saved the lives of five others,” said Mar.

Photo courtesy of Mar.